Category Archives: Packaging

Market Snapshot: Candy & Confectionery

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According to “2019 Trends and Advances in Food Packaging and Processing,” a report by PMMI Business Intelligence, candy and confectionery holds a 5.1% share of the nine food categories, with the number of establishments decreasing to 1,942 between 2014 to 2017 (a CAGR of -0.2%), though the number of employees increased to 83,927 in the same period, at a CAGR… Read more »

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Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation

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Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third… Read more »

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Sustainability Is Hot Topic at Packaging Speaks Green

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The sustainability of manufacturing, from packaging onwards, is among topics analyzed at Bologna’s International Packaging Speaks Green Forum, scheduled February 20 – 21, held at the FICO Eataly World Congress Hall. Organized by UCIMA and the FICO Foundation, the forum promotes meetings and discussion among institutions, industries, and academia on B2B and sustainable development. The forum will offer a comprehensive… Read more »

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Food grade multilayer film obtained from chemical recycling

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A pilot project – between BASF, Borealis, Südpack and Zott – has led to the creation of a multilayer food packaging protopy made of polyamide and chemically recycled polyethylene. Multilayer films offer excellent barrier properties in terms of protection and preservation of food products, as well as their overall efficiency in environmental terms; however, they can only be recycled to… Read more »

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Harpak-ULMA Unveils Collaborative Robot Options For Smart, Connected Bakery Packaging Platform

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Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in complete packaging line solutions for food, medical, bakery, and industrial products, unveiled the newest integration to its smart, connected Bakery packaging solutions: Cobots (Collaborative robots) developed by Universal Robots. Baking producer’s unique automation needs stem from an inherently wide variety of product sizes and forms (raw or baked, wrapped or not) as well as delicate… Read more »

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MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group

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MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group and further expands its range of solutions for the bakery industry. FRITSCH is a leading manufacturer of bakery equipment with its headquarters in the town of Markt Einersheim in Lower Franconia. The product range consists of high-performance equipment and groundbreaking technology for dough forming and processing. FRITSCH offers the right solution for every size… Read more »

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Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Reaches Record Growth

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The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8% in 2018, to just under EUR15.2bn. This was not only a record figure but also the highest growth rate in the current decade, the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association reveals. “Many manufacturers started 2018 with a very high order backlog, which was gradually converted into sales in… Read more »

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A nanocrystal clear food waste solution? US team develops sustainable shelf-life technology

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The Purdue University team is now looking for industrial partners for its biodegradable, advanced barrier coating A team of Purdue University, US, researchers have manufactured an innovative new process that uses cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) to create advanced barrier coatings for food packaging. The technology can be used to create non-toxic and biodegradable packaging solutions. The shelf-life extending process also has… Read more »

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Industry Needs to Move Faster than the Law

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Once again, I need to say that I am concerned. Once again, I notice that authorities are moving slowly when it comes about regulating essential aspects of our modern lives. The Council of the EU has recently adopted the measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on… Read more »

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FDA supports industry on food product date labels

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The Food Marketing Institute has received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that supports the food industry’s efforts, in concert with the food manufacturing community, to reduce consumer confusion regarding food product date labels. “On behalf of FMI’s retail, wholesale and manufacturer members, we sincerely appreciate FDA’s recognition of the industry’s dedication to seeking solutions and mitigating consumer confusion in the… Read more »

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